(MPI) – On February 28th 2017, at the headquarters of the MPI, Deputy Minister Nguyen The Phuong had a meeting with Mr. Chang Jae Yun, Chief Representative of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on the occasion of ending his tenure in Vietnam.
Deputy Minister Nguyen The Phuong awading flowers and the Medal to Mr. Chang Jae Yun.
Photo: Minh Hau (MPI)
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen The Phuong assessed that Vietnam – Korea strategic cooperation partnership has been increasingly developing. Korea is the leading investor among 120 nations and territories investing in Vietnam and an important partner in Vietnam’s export and import activities, Vietnam – Korea Free Trade Agreement was signed. Regarding development cooperation, Korea is one of leading countries providing bilateral ODA, preferential loans, non-refundable aids to Vietnam. Cooperation on culture, education and people exchange have been also developing. There are over 150 thousand Korean people living, studying, investing and working in Vietnam and around 150 thousand Vietnamese people in Korea, contributing to linkage people of the two countries.
The MPI highly appreciated and recognized the contributions of Mr. Chang Jae Yun to Vietnam – Korea relation, especially in development cooperation. Korean non-refundable aids to Vietnam have been used effectively and practically to implement programs on human resources development, agriculture, infrastructure, high technology, clean energy…
Chief Representative of KOICA Chang Jae Yun thanked the Deputy Minister for his sharing and assessments and the MPI for the active collaboration and support to select and implement programs, projects in Vietnam. He also confirmed the close bilateral relation, Korean development closely linked to Vietnamese one.
At the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen The Phuong authorized by the Minister awarded the Medal “For the cause of Planning and Investment” to Mr. Chang Jae Yun, Chief Representative of KOICA in Vietnam to recognize his contributions to the development of this sector./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment